Frequently asked questions:

We’re keen to make sure students have the best possible experience while studying at the University of Wolverhampton. To do that we need to know what you think we are doing well and what we can do better. If you’re thinking about taking part this year, these are the answers to some of the questions students often ask:

What is it?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey or PTES is a national survey of postgraduate taught students inviting them to comment on their course and experience. The questionnaire takes around 10 minutes to complete. 

Why should I take part?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your course. The results help us compare how we are doing with other institutions, to make changes that will improve what we do in future and to keep doing the things that you value. This will help improve the experience of students like you in the future.

As a thank you for your time, all respondents will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

What does it cover?

PTES concentrates on your course and includes:

  • motivations for taking the course;
  • information you were given to help choose your course;
  • your experience of teaching and learning;
  • the organisation of your course;
  • assessment and dissertation (or major project);
  • career development. 


What happens to the results?

Your feedback is important. Over one hundred universities and colleges take part. This means we can compare your experience against similar postgraduates at other institutions to see if we are supporting your learning as we should. We use the findings to improve our courses and the learning experience for future students.

We analyse carefully all of the results, read every comment and use this information to inform our investments and efforts to continuously improve the student experience.  As just one example, this year we have refreshed catering outlets across the City Campus to offer more choice and social learning spaces for students to enjoy in direct to feedback from students. All students can benefit from the student portal myWLV which, in response to your feedback, brings useful information all into one place.

Is it anonymous?

The survey is anonymous and no-one will be able to identify you from any results. The survey asks that any comments you make should not identify yourself or any specific members of staff.

What do I need to do?

You will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire in January. Simply click on the link and complete the online form. The survey is open until 30th April 2018.

Where can I find out more?

If you are unsure about anything to do with the survey, or have any difficulty, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students by email: